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Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


All Saints

All Saints Day
Saturday, November 1

Friday, October 31 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 1 – 9:00 AM

The Parish Office will be open.

(holy day of obligation is abrogated because it falls on a Saturday)


M.O.M.S. Group
Halloween Party

Join the M.O.M.S. group for a Halloween party!!! Bring your little ones in their costumes for a fun morning of toddler games, crafts, and goodies!

We will meet in the Parish Center on Thursday, October 30th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. There is no fee to attend but feel free to bring a treat to share.

Please RSVP to Megan Tankard at megzrn61178@ gmail.com if you plan to attend!


All Souls Day
Mass of Remembrance

All Souls Day Mass of Remembrance Sunday, November 2 12:30 PM Mass

Our Catholic tradition is rich in its belief that our loved ones who have died are not removed from our care. By prayer we accompany them and assist them in their final journey to the Kingdom of God. On All Souls Day, we remember all those who have died.

On Sunday, November 2nd at the 12:30 PM Mass, the Mass will be celebrated to remember our deceased family and friends. In a candle-lighting ceremony, the names of all the deceased who have had funerals in the parish in the last year will be remembered. If you had a family member die in the last year who was not buried from St. Peter’s and you will be present for the Mass, please call the rectory at 201-261-3366 or email the name to CBlack@saint-peter.org. Your loved one’s name will be read and someone in your family will receive a candle in remembrance.

All Souls Remembrance

November is the Month of Remembrance and the Book of the Names of the Dead will be placed in the church near the Baptismal font We ask that you enter in this book the names of your loved ones who have died. All of the deceased will be prayed for at every mass throughout the month of November.


Stamp Out

Have you seen the box with paper and envelopes in the Gathering Space? Now through November 5th, JustFaith Ministries of St. Peter’s (in coordination with the First Friends organization) is collecting items for undocumented immigrants who are being detained in local jails and detention centers while their deportation cases are being reviewed. Because most detainees are without any means of being in touch with family and friends,  please consider donating the following items:

New blank 2-pocket folders
First Class Forever postal stamps
International postage stamps
New small and large envelopes
Lined paper and colored paper
Blank note cards that are new
Monetary donations to buy phone cards

We will also be collecting department store gift cards, which will be used to purchase undergarments for unaccompanied minors who have come into the U.S. (The gift cards can be purchased from St. Peter Academy’s gift card program in the Gathering Space.)

Look for the box in the Gathering Space, available through November 5th. Thank you for your donation!


St. Martin’s Kitchen
Help Needed

St. Martin’s Kitchen
Saturday, November 8

All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m.  In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.


St. Peter Academy
Scholastic Book Fair

All are invited to attend the St. Peter Academy Scholastic Book Fair Sunday through Thursday, November 2nd to November 6th. Hopefully this will provide time to do some early holiday shopping!

We are pleased to bring you this Book Fair because it gives you and your children the opportunity to purchase carefully selected, quality books and products at affordable prices. You’ll enjoy the excitement and atmosphere! Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Peter Academy school library.

At the Book Fair you can also help a SPA student’s classroom increase its library with the Classroom Wish List program. Simply select one or more Book Wish Donations Cards from the Wish List display. The titles are handpicked by each teacher as desired library selections for their classrooms. Take the card to the cashier. A volunteer will process your purchase, personalize the bookplate provided, and see that your book gets to the classroom of your choice!

As always, our Scholastic Book Fair promises to be a great event for literacy. Over 800 books were sold at last year’s fair. This translates into approximately 160,000 reading minutes generated by the fair. We urge you to attend, and look forward to seeing you there!


Journey Retreat

Open to all women who have attended Cornerstone
from 1996 – 2012


CYO Fundraiser 
“Layups for Luke”

Fundraiser for the benefit of Luke Abbadessa & Family

Saturday November 22nd 5:30 CYO Kick off Mass
followed by fundraiser
in the Gym 6:30-9:30

Dinner:  $30 per family
(Pizza and Soft Drinks), BYOB

A great night out for a great cause — fun basketball drills for kids, tug of war, craft table for little ones.


Daylight Saving Time
Ends November 2

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 2

Remember to turn your clocks back one hour.

Family Promise

Family Shelter Hosting Week
Donate! Volunteer!

St. Peter’s, with assistance from our support congregations, will be hosting homeless families with children from Family Promise of Bergen County from November 2-9.  The schedule is below:

Sunday 11/2, Monday 11/3 – Temple Avodat Shalom
Tuesday 11/4, Wednesday, 11/5 – St. Joseph’s
Thursday, 11/6 – First Congregational Church
Friday 11/7, Saturday, 11/8 – St. Peter’s

We need help with the following tasks on 11/7 and 11/8:
Overnight hosts (2 adults each night, 8:30 pm – 6:30 am)
Food preparation (dinner delivered hot & ready to serve by 6 pm)
Food Servers (3 people each night 6 – 7:30 pm)
Evening hosts (2 adults each night 7 – 9 pm)
Family entertainment (games, crafts, etc) with the children (7:30-9 pm). Children from the parish are encouraged to come and play with our families.

Additionally, we need help with set up on Saturday, 11/1, 10-12 noon and breakdown on Sunday, 11/9 from 9:30 – 12 noon (approximately).

Sign up to help or donate items:






November 1 / 2 GIFT
Pot Luck & Volunteer Sign-Up

November GIFT
Saturday November 1
Sunday, November 2

Confirmation Candidates Sign-Up:


Potluck Supper Sign-Up:



Work of Human
Hands Sale

The annual Work of Human Hands sale will be held the weekend of November 22-23 after all the masses.  There will be an assortment of Fair Trade items as well as many beautiful and unique handcrafted products from around the world.

The proceeds from this sale will help support and improve the quality of life for the low-income artisans and farmers in developing regions.

Please join us in supporting this great cause.  Hosted by Women’s Cornerstone Team XVIII.


St. Peter Academy
3rd Annual 5K Turkey Trot

3rd Annual St. Peter Academy 5K Turkey Trot Saturday November 15th at 9:00 am Registration and flyers can be found online at tristatetiming.com
or in the church gathering space.

Turkey Drive

Annual Thanksgiving
Frozen Turkey Drive

St. Peter the Apostle Church will hold its 17th Annual Thanksgiving Frozen Turkey Drive on Saturday, November 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Church parking lot.

Help spread the spirit of Thanksgiving to those in need. Drive up and drop off a frozen bird! Once again, we are asking for your generous support of this worthy cause. For more information, please contact Jakov Stipanov at 201-262-1105.


Annual Thanksgiving
Food Drive

We will be conducting our Thanksgiving food drive on the weekend of November 22/23.  Please being donations to the Gathering Space on Saturday evening or any time up until 2 PM on Sunday.

All nutritious food will be gratefully accepted, but especially needed are canned meats and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, canned and dried beans, rice and baby food.  Also: paper goods, personal hygiene products and diapers. Thanks for your support.


Pilgrim Statue
of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week
through December 28.


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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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